KKI 2012: Having a Look at 'Bl-Ikbar Serjetà'Written by Marc Calleja Bayliss
Throughout time, it has been noted that the winning performer of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza would be gearing up for more notable success in other music competitions but unfortunately this element was slightly uncharacteristic for a number of years yet it seems that things had to turn round with the recent win of Amber in 2010 with the song Trid Tapprezza composed by Ray Agius and penned by Alfred C Sant noting that the artist has managed to reach the finals of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on two successive occasions, finishing third earlier this year with the song Answers With Your Eyes composed and penned by the same pairing of Ray Agius and Alfred C Sant. This time round, it seems that newcomers bring about a strong element with more of the upcoming talented stars making their way into the finals of the esteemed music competition. Media.Link Communications is working hard to promote all of the entries in this years' Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and therefore, exposure is given through a wide variety of means including a weekly programme known as Indifest and also through our escflashmalta.com feature. The sixth entry to be looked at is Bl-Ikbar Serjetà composed by Philip Vella, penned by Joe Chircop and performed to the audience by Marilena Gauci.
There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the subjects that are taken up to compete within the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and one of them is surely the one where the individual is somewhat extremely nationalistic. In fact, the lyrics are somewhat quite easy to interpret with Marilena singing about the fact that the people of Malta have always represented the country in the best possible way and that any trouble that comes to mind has always been combat and ultimately won. She continues to add that in the long run, people are leading life the way that they would like and not being told on how to do it. The power in the music gives the song an extremely feel good factor. She calls on the people as well to make sure that the most recent economic crisis can be somewhat averted through a significant battle. One cannot let certain things bring about hatrid or fighting and this message has to be passed on through a strong beat hence a thumping sound that is repeated a number of times. The title of the track translates into Strictly Serious. The lyrics have been written by the renowned Joe Chircop who of course is well known for having penned three winning entries of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza the last of which being Flimkien Nistgħu Nirnexxu performed by the group Is-Sitta.
The composer of the song is none other than Philip Vella who is of course well known for being one of the leading men at the Eurovision Song Contest having been there five times as a composer and once as a guitarist. Nevertheless, he is one of those people who have been competing in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza for a number of years, finally getting his first victory in 2009 thanks to Annabelle and her entry 1964 which he wrote alongside Mark Amaira. The performer of this track has really worked her way up the board noting that she came to fame through her appearance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as part of the Young Talent Team with the track Power of a Song but then again, she has also participated in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza last year, winning several competitions abroad and also making it to the finals of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest just last year with the song He's A Demon composed by Michael Henry and penned by Anthony Grech. Just a gentle reminder that the song that she will be performing in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza bears the name Bl-Ikbar Serjetà and will be performed later into the night within position eighteen. You can see the official video of the song just below and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com as well as the page of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza for more updates in the coming days.